Afrobeat singer, Peruzzi has responded after his old tweets were dug up to show him talking about raping women and promoting rape.
In tweets shared between 2010 to 2013, the singer spoke casually about raping women, threatened to rape women and admitted to rape . In one tweet, he joked about the cost of a rape fine.
“Rape fine na 5k dolls abi? Abi e don increase. Lol,” he wrote in March 2012.
In others, he said things like, “I will rape her”, “person wey I don rape already”, and “rape am if she no gree”.
The screenshots were available on his timeline until hours ago when he began deleting them all after a woman accused him of raping her in 2012.
Responding after the screenshots of his old tweets were shared by multiple Twitter users, Peruzzi, wrote: “MY NAME IS OKOH TOBECHUKWU, I HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER BE A RAPIST.”
He released a statement in which he vehemently denied the rape allegation. He said he has never raped or sexually assaulted anybody before. He also apologized for his old tweets in which he declared himself a rapist and also encouraged the rape culture.